October 2015

RABTT-FORMAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE COLLABORATION 
Rabtt is thrilled to announce formal collaboration with Forman Christian College, further strengthening our ongoing work with the Institute. An MoU was signed last week between Rabtt and the Career Services Office (CSO) at FCC. Under the terms of this MoU, FCC students can now be graded/credited for successfully completed internships at Rabtt.

Forman Christian College is a remarkable institution that combines 150 years of heritage with a modern outlook on student life and liberal arts education. Its investment in student societies, work placements, and collaborating with professional organisations demonstrates that FCC recognises the importance of soft skills and professional experience for future success.

We are especially grateful to Mr. Romel John and Mr. Ameek George for their help and cooperation, and applaud their dedication. We also encourage Formanites to visit their CSO, learn about internships at Rabtt, and utilise it to improve their own professional skills!

FAREWELL & WELCOME

The formative years of an organisation define its future, and Rabtt is fortunate to have had an Executive Team that shaped the heart and soul of our work. They have whittled the organisation with their vision, their input and criticism, and their sheer grit in the face of many challenges along the way. Our work and structure may draw from their academic and professional acumen, but our culture draws from the vitality and camaraderie each member brings to the team. Read about them HERE
RABTT TEAM VISITS GCET

In an effort to keep learning, and staying informed about on-ground realities, our Executive Team plans quarterly visits to professionals. This quarter, we met Ms. Zahinah Zahoor, a Subject Specialist for education at Govt College for Elementary Teachers. It helped us understand the structure, challenges, as well as achievements of the system. We are grateful to Ms. Zahinah, and Ms. Tahira (the Principal) for their time and knowledge.
RABTT WORKSHOPS AT MHSF SCHOOLS HAFIZABAD 
For past year and half, Rabtt has been conducting a series of Workshops with students at M. H. Sufi Foundation (Boys & Girls) School in Kot Ishaq, Hafizabad. This year we are working with two sections simultaneously and the series will culminate with a graduation ceremony for both sections.This year our new team of Workshop Specialists are taking the students through different stages to ultimately foster empathy and sense of collective responsibility. These focus areas include identifying one`s own self and what defines us, understanding the people around us, taking lessons from national as well as global history and finally coming together as a team to bring meaningful change.
RABTT – THE HISTORY PROJECT COLLABORATION
Rabtt is excited to collaborate with History Project in the coming years! Activities in October included Workshops in different public and private schools in Lahore, including Lahore Grammar School Paragon City Branch & St Johns Boys School, Yohannabad. The objective of the workshops was to offer a critical approach towards how historical events are interpreted and taught with a bias.
IMRAN SARWAR, MANAGING DIRECTOR RABTT, AT TEDx FAST

Imran was one of the speakers at Tedx​ ​Fast held on October 17, 2015 where he delivered a talk titled “The Selfish Life’. He talked about how all​ our actions are determined by what makes sense for us as individuals, and the necessity to realize the necessity and nature of this selfishness. Perceived selflessness, on the other hand, may lead to otherization and ​feeding one’s ​ego.
MEDIA COVERAGE
The Unheard - Updated

RABTT IN MY VOICE UNHEARD

Imran Sarwar, Co-Founder and Managing Director Rabtt, was recently featured in My Voice Unheard series. My Voice Unheard is an initiative that aims at bringing a counter-narrative to the uni-dimensional and clichéd image of Pakistan through self-expression.Check their page to read about more amazing stories from Pakistan. Read the full story HERE

FROM THE BLOG:

  • Sophia Mansoori has been working with us as Workshop Specialist for couple of months now. She was Subject Head for Public Speaking during Rabtt Summer Camps 2015 and was very popular among the students. She shares about her experience in detail about joining and working with Rabtt. Read her engaging piece at: http://rabtt.org/when-rabtt-happened/
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